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: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, since obamacare implementation began on october 1, the president has spent much f his time talking about the malfunctioning website. however, i would remind the president of his own words several weeks ago. obamacare is more than just a website. the website was supposed to be the easy part. and the more people sign on to it, they will be made aware of the real problems with obamacare. in fact, when the millions of americans currently losing their health care plans try to log on will be care.gov, they met with drastically increased emiums, skyrocketing out-of-pocket cost, and reduced access to the doctors and hospitals they know. these problems are in direct contrast to the repeated promises made by the president. my constituents are rightly concerned with these broken promises and they are regularly contacting me and my office to voice their concerns. for instance, gillian in sparta, tennessee, wrote to me, and i quote, every year in the past my health care insurance has increased by small percentages. sometimes 5%, sometimes by 7%. this past week
company to say how much money is owed. it is a glitch in the obamacare web site. this as the president insists the web site is working. elizabeth prann is following it all for us as she joins us live in washington with more. >> reports indicate the site doesn't have the ability to accept and transfer subsidies or funds to insurance companies. and in the interim the administration constructed another short term fix until the payment system is up and running flawlessly. customers will get an estimate cost of each plan. once the system is built the government and irnss can regr-- insurers can regroup and make the exact payment. it is raising eyebrows from critics. >> we passed a bill that is so complex and so contradictory he has a web site that is not functioning correctly. he thinks if he makes the right speeches he says the right words somehow it will change the perception. but here he runs up against the wall. >> the president this week stands firm by his signature piece of legislation. 9 law will not be repealed. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future
today, i'm jenna lee, more on those stories in just a moment but first, more trouble for obamacare. jon: according to a new harvard university poll, less than one-third of uninsured young people are actually planning to sign up for insurance on the health care exchange. and young people are key to the law's success because they're the ones needed to offset the cost of insuring older, less healthy people.รง without them policy experts say obamacare and its numbers simply will not work. jonah goldberg is a fox news contributor and editor at large of "the national review" online. lynn sweet is washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times". i want to start with a look at a headline today from "the washington post". here's what it said. it said enrollment surges at u.s. online health care exchange. they're braggifg- jonah, about the fact that they got 56,000 people to sign up over three days in december. what do you think about those numbers, and what do you think about that headline? >> well, you know, any rise from zero or, essentially, zero is mathematically very large and can be c
with president obama blank suspension of obamacare. of course i agree with mr. lazarus. they are not the same as obamacare. but what is striking about the comparison is that president lincoln welcomed the involvement of congress. welcome to the congress to ratify what he had done to pass the statute justify eating. he was concerned that they had overstepped the constitutional authority and welcom welcomed cs ratification of its action. president obama by contrast actually threatened to veto the statute that would have ratified his action. in fact i think is a startling contrast i was trying to bring out in that op-ed. .. they have offered despite two years of people like me raising this issue with the irs is trying to do is illegal. they have yet to offer one shred of, when statutory provision or one shred of evidence that supports their claim that the statute authorizes tax credit through exchanges of established by the federal government under section 1321 or that it was congresses intent for the statute to authorize tax credit through those exchanges. so there's a lot more to be said about
could imagine such a negotiation about the effective date of obamacare. after the statute is passed via decide what the congress wants. gridlock is almost quite a predictable result. >> professor turley, the constitution of the breed of power isn't simply about stopping one branch of government from usurping another. it's about protecting the liberty of american of concentrated government power. how does the modification of act of congress affect the balance of power between the political branches into the liberty interest of the american people? >> the danger is quite severe. the problem with the president is doing is that he spoke simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. he's becoming the very danger that the constitution was designed to avoid. that is the concentration of power in every single branch. this orbit that the three branches exist in is a delicate one but it is defined to prevent this type of concentration. there are two trends going on that should be of equal concern. one is that we have had a radical expansion of presidential powers under both president bush
. stopped enforcement of mandatory sentencing. stopped parts of obamacare. the benghazi issue. the ag being held in content. irs is -- how many more things do you think has to occur? i'm thinking like a prosecuted. one of those in and of itself is not enough evidence. two of those in and of itself is not is not evidence. the violations that i see, that which is listed, and there are many more, i think is enough evidence to start asking questions, where do you see the line drawn in what i've cited here as enough evidence to start asking questions about presidents exceeding their power? >> well, first of all, congressman, i can't address all of the speed i don't expect you to. >> but many of those things -- let's be honest about it, our honest disagreements about policy, or about how to interpret the law. spin to your interpretation of the law -- you are saying, you don't agree with way perhaps i'm interpreting the law so you say i'm wrong. >> no. just to finish the sentence. raising the specter of some kind of grotesque presidential assertion of unwarranted authority, it's just not based on
,000 americans enrolled on the obamacare site in the first 24 hours after it was repaired. that is more than signed up in the entire month of october when healthcare.gov flopped in its debut. major garrett is following this. >> reporter: dawn erin of austin, texas, is one of the americans who signed up for health care this week. it's the first health insurance the self-employed musician and massage therapist has had in 20 years. >> this is obviously a massive undertaking and it's just started so it's a beautiful idea in theory. we'll see as the year progresses if it works out in practice. but i have my fingers crossed. i'm hopeful about it. >> reporter: erin tried to enroll in october but web site problems bogged her down. this time, an enroll. counselor helped heifer settle on a plan with a $89 premium. she qualifies for a subsidy of $162 a month. >> i was surprised at the prices, actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is 43 and has had some recent health issues. for obamacare to succeed, millions of young healthy american
but the -- obamacare still not working but the president is defiant. he really is. we'll have the sound bite later. but with millions losing their health care plans and others paying more than promised, is it just too little too late? we're going to discuss that with sound bite. >> i'm going wait for sound bite. never mind. these models proving they can do a lot more than just strut a runway. i agree. "fox & friends" starts now. >> hi. i'm billy baldwin and you're watching "fox & friends." >> one of the baldwins. mr. baldwin was your history teacher at school. >> and summer recreation. he ran summer recreation every summer. he was a big, massive man, a commanding figure. >> put down the lawn dart. >> we were all given one lawn dart every summer and we all survived. billy is a great guy. i'm curious because billy is a big defender of the president. i'm wondering if he defends the president's rollout of obamacare and if he backs the president's stance of campaigning yesterday. it sounded like he was doing a campaign stop yesterday. >> it seems to be, as they printed in the post yesterday, that the 1
that is a treasure-trove for cybercriminals and identity thieves. further, the obamacare website interacts with the i.r.s. and social security administration databases thereby exposing americans to even greater risk of theft of their most private personal information. in their written testimony, these experts warn the following about the health care.gov website. quote, there are clear indicators that even basic security was not, not built into the healthcare.gov website, end quote. quote, the vast amount of healthcare.gov code also means asupplying industry standards, security practices is a task that can have no real chance of success. end quote. healthcare.gov, quote, creates massive opportunity for fraud, scams, deceptive trade practices, identity theft, and more, end quote. mr. speaker, these threats to american family finances prompted me to ask the panel of cybersecurity experts within, under obamacare, americans can seek compensation from the federal government for financial losses caused by use of healthcare.gov. in reply not one expert, not one indicated obamacare requires the federal govern
. under obamacare, this arbitrary selection of 50, defining a large corporation, does not fit with the burial spirit. -- with the entrepreneurial spirit. do you think we should increase cost that of fte would trigger the affordable care act? andou believe 50 is too low we, as congress, should increase it to a number higher than 50. you need the facts and circumstances test on who has the today control. if you increase it to 50, the same thing happens beyond 50, 200.er it is 75, 150, the 30 hour rule, i believe increasing the number would alleviate the number of issues. it is a legislative fix. there would have to be a change to the statute itself. comeshink the challenge in that every industry cannot be put in the same box. of any the evaluation organization that tries to encapsulate multiple industries, there are always different materials for the industries. with a at an industry , iewhat mobile workforce think the costs are going to be significantly higher for the same number of employees, the same number of ftes, as it would for a larger workforce. >> thank you. >> yes, i
and obamacare is terrible. those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets so i said to them, they said who are you and i said actually i'm an academic doing research on these organizations in these ideas and trying to understand the guys and the men who believe this stuff. he will looked at me suspiciously and asked me questions and i just said look, here is what i am. i don't get it. but here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your world view. , you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table as i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> is located on perhaps one of the most beautiful lakes in the country called lakes coeur d' alene on the northern shore up for the spokane river runs out at the lake. most people agree that the name, which would be two french words, cooler and a lien. it's a small leather mall and we think it was first used by some of the french-speaking writers who were with the british company that moved into this area. as the tribes
the government is trying to take away the guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. and so those are the guys i wanted to talk to. they were quites with the leaflet. the ideas. so i said to them, like, is this your stuff? and yeah, who are you? i'm academic. i'm a researcher and i'm doing a research on these organizations. these ideas trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and asked me question. and i said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. so what here is my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. it is -- look, you will not convince me. ly not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table i want to understand why you think the way you do. >>> "downward mobility." small business owners testified wednesday before the house small business committee on the effect of the health care law. this is an hour and 45 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. i call this meeting to order. as we are all well aware, the healt
employees and could suggest the business from the obamacare employer mandate. according to the national federation of independent business, 39% of small businesses with 20 or more employees: at least 10% of one or more other businesses. to determine if the threshold of 50 or more employees has been met in these situations the health care law utilizes the internal revenue service code, controlled growth business aggregation rules which are complex and confusing even for most experts. some experts have suggested that most small-business owners could not interpret these rules without the guidance and the related cost of a tax specialist. despite the administration promises to health care law would help small businesses, each week seems to bring entrepreneurs more bad news, more costly regulations, more uncertainty and less incentive to grow their business and create jobs. a recent u.s. chamber of commerce international franchise association survey found 53% of small-business owners believe the law would have a negative impact on their business. in a challenging economy, many small-busines
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